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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #8

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #8

Question #1:
Did the BBWAA put in the right guys last Tuesday? Would you have done anything differently?
Randy from Buried Treasure:
Ripken and Gwynn were clearly first ballot candidates. I’m in the school of thought that says Ripken is overrated, but he’s a great player nonetheless. If it were up to me, Blyleven, Dawson, Gossage, Morris and Lee Smith would be in. I also would have voted for McGwire. I argued on my blog that by comparing Mac to Harmon Killebrew and Eddie Mathews (neither of whom were first ballot inductees), you can make the case that Mac’s numbers, with or without steroids, don’t warrant first ballot induction. What happened yesterday set a dangerous precedent. The whisper of scandal is sometimes worse than the scandal itself. Perhaps Mac should, like Pete Rose, write a t...

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